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Apparel Sales Representative - Southern Illinois

Varsity Spirit

Varsity Spirit

Sales & Business Development
Illinois, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

VARSITY SPIRIT, A VARSITY BRANDS COMPANY - THE DRIVING FORCE IN SPIRIT ACROSS CHEER, DANCE AND BAND

For over 50 years, Varsity Spirit has been the leading global source for all things spirit, including cheerleading, dance team and performing arts. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit’s 5,000+ employees are dedicated to celebrating school spirit. A leader in apparel innovation, educational camps, clinics, and competitions, Varsity Spirit impacts more than a million athletes each year.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

At Varsity Spirit, the safety and wellbeing of the young people we serve is of the utmost importance. Since our inception 50 years ago, we have been – and remain – steadfastly committed to doing our part to create a safe and positive environment for our participants’ physical, emotional, and social development, and promoting an environment free from abuse and misconduct. Varsity has a zero tolerance for abuse in its programs, events, and associated business activities. Varsity is committed to reporting all suspicions, allegations, and incidents of abuse in full accordance with local laws and reporting requirements. Learn more at Our Commitment to Safety - Varsity.com.

JOB STATUS: Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

  • Hybrid (home office and field-based position)
  • Territory sales - must currently reside in/near the location full-time to manage local client relationships and maximize sales opportunities.
  • Job location: Southern Illinois region.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY:

Varsity Spirit is hiring an Apparel Sales Representative in the Southern Illinois region An ideal Apparel Sales Representative is passionate about fashion, enjoys working one-on-one with customers and thrives in a sales environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan and prospect for territory sales
  • Conduct consults and fittings with coaches and their athletes
  • Provide honest and confident feedback about style and fit
  • Seek fashion and product knowledge to build your expertise
  • Build lasting relationships with customers
  • Travel to appointments within the territory
  • Excel in a work-from-home environment
  • Recruit for summer camp brands

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business education or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of cheer and dance industry preferred
  • Able to generate leads, forecast your sales cycle, anticipate problems and create effective solutions, with an aspiration to meet and exceed sales goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Organization and follow-through
  • Ability to grasp new technology and understanding of Microsoft Suite
  • Willingness to learn in-depth product construction, technicalities and pricing
  • Cultivate an in-home office environment that is distraction-free
  • Ensure reliable travel for regular face-to-face touchpoints

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JOIN THE BEST TEAM IN SPORT & SPIRIT

At Varsity Brands, we believe every student deserves the opportunity to succeed and every educator wants to make a difference. It takes a team to make a real impact, and through our two divisions – BSN SPORTS and Varsity Spirit – and our network of 6,000+ employees and independent representatives, we are proud to partner with a wide range of educational institutions and club and professional sports to transform the student journey in SPORT and SPIRIT.

OUR VALUES

Service - We lead with heart. We champion community.

Passion - We love what we do. It fuels our purpose.

Integrity - We do what we promise. We own our actions and decisions.

Respect - We earn it by giving it. Because everyone deserves it.

Innovation - We never stop striving to be better. For ourselves and our community.

Transparency - We are committed to openness and honesty in everything we do.

OUR BENEFITS

We are committed to putting you and your families first. For benefits eligible roles, we offer a variety of choices and costs as well as program enhancements that align with our responsibility to elevate the employee experience. Some of our offerings include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Benefits
  • HSA Employer Contribution/ FSA Opportunities
  • Wellbeing Program
  • 401(k) plan with company matching
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, and Short-Term Disability
  • Generous My Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • St. Jude Partnership & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Employee Perks including discounts on personal apparel and equipment!

Varsity Brands companies are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.